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Ok very impassioned stuff there
Thing is, I didn't tell everyone how bad things were. The software that HarmonicaClub.com was using for the members area had became obsolete. It was nolonger being updated or supported, and the old site had become vulnerable to attack from malicious sources. Our hosting account was suspended a number of times due to the load on the server applied by sustained attacks. I've rebuilt the site using the latest software available, but there was no way to migrate user accounts to the new site. This was a big hit for the club to take but things are looking good now. I launched the new site last week and we're up to 111 members as of today. All of the active members are making there way back. I still have the mailing list for all the old members, so when I've ironed out a few teething problems, I'll be emailing all the old members about the changes.
I still have all content from the old members area and may be able to make it available on a sub-domain. Problem is, that if the hack-bots find the old scripts they'll start hammering us again. I can certainly provide anyone with sound files and tabs from the old site if they want them.
I intend rebuilding the old tabs page with videos and a little more consistency as regards tab and quality. But this is going to take a bit of time.
The old phpbb forum is in better shape than the rest of the old site (although the database was starting to crash quite regularly) This is the section that I'm thinking of hosting on HrmonicaForum.com. There is the question of dividing the membership but I also think there's a specific niche out there for a site that is a dedicated Harmonica Forum. I myself use a number of different forums and don't feel that it divides my loyalties.
I'll go ahead and install the old forum at HarmonicaForum.com and we'll see how things go from there.
By the way just so there's no confusion for new members Seamus and JamesA are the same person. I just changed my username because the majority of people seem to have difficulty pronouncing Seamus (the gaelic/irish for James)
Welcome to HarmonicaClub.com Clogger
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Hey JP I'll be 67 in August and not to go with the harmonica yet. but in 2025 I'm going to start a Ragamuffin band and do the same as your going to do in senior living centers, just on the other end of the country. I figure if I practice real hard in ten years and the residence are hard of hearing, we'll do great.
I'm a 64 year old burnout learning to play a Seydel Saxony chromatic harmonica. I formerly played Cornet in a local community band for 30+ years. It took that long for me to realize that I stunk. So on to my next love, the harmonica. Perhaps better luck this time. My ultimate goal is to be able to play well enough to play in a group that will perform, for free, at group homes, senior centers, hospice, etc.
Thank you for this forum, best wishes.